addo update 9/28


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It's almost October, alright then.  Fallin'

InSaNiS - 

InSaNiS has started to book more and more so don't miss out and book your date soon.  There are very limited reservations and seats per time so plan ahead and be part of the most exclusive tasting menu in the city. Booking from now through November on Saturday's and will be in a different location every time. i have received requests to do InSaNiS on days that aren't on a Saturday.  Yes, that is a possibility, I will do them for a group of 8 min/max, and if there isn't something else already booked on that you request. 

Upon booking you will receive a questionnaire that will shape the menu throughout the evening.  There are 8 seats per seating and it will take place at a different location every time.  There are supplements built in where you can even stay the night and I will come back the next morning and cook you breakfast. Yup!

Book it here (click)

LECHONCITO: Puerto Rico Edition

Lechoncito will be going to Puerto Rico next March.  You should join us.  Will be a maximum of 8 people (2 tickets left!!!).  I'll be taking you on a tour of the island with eats, treats, drinks, and cooking you food along the way. 4 of the tickets are already accounted for so make sure you book this one up soon.  More details in the link below. 

(click to book and learn more)

Private Parties and Holiday Parties - 

We are in full booking mode for holiday parties happening in December through January.  I haven't released a full calendar for December yet so get those party ideas to us! 

We have been doing a few private parties here and there from Lechoncito to Insanis on different nights.  Plain and simple, we do a lot of things here so if you have an event in mind or are in the early stages of planning give us a shot.  Email me directly,

Banquets and Catering 

We are working on some weddings for 2019 so if you know anyone that needs a caterer or organizer then just let us know.  Large parties, small parties, lunch at work?  Yes, we do all of that! 

We have full lunch business catering menus as well as themed versions to help you customize your day.  Reach out!

addo:incubator:ballard news - 

Our First Trophy Dinner is Upon US!!!!

Trophy Wine Dinner on 10/2 

Join us for a five course tasting highlighting early 1900's steak house classics, and of course Stephen Bitterolf, founder of vom Boden, in New York City.

Stephen Bitterolf, a boutique German wine importer, is America’s most dynamic voice for German wine today. He’s also the mastermind behind Rieslingfeier, the annual New York City celebration devoted to German wine. 

A passionate advocate for Germany's culture of winemaking, Stephen will be in Seattle for one night only to share with you wines from his portfolio from cult producers such as Weingut Keller, Peter Lauer, and Uli Stein.

New Coffee Program

Cafecito, our new coffee program launches on Monday!   We have all-new cold brew, a new coffee purveyor Olympia Coffee, and lots more in store along with reduced prices for coffee now that we have fully transitioned.  

The Main Stays:


On Friday's I'll be doing 12 course dinners on at addo:incubator in Ballard.  The price is $140/pp and that includes service charge but not tax or beverage pairing.  There are only 6 seats per seating so book it.  (click)

Lechoncito 2.0 

Is booking now in Ballard on Wednesday and Sunday nights.  Lechoncito 2.0 is a little more elevated than the previous version of Lechoncito.   This version features individually plated items as well as a few rotating family style dishes.   The menu changes every week and there are order ahead supplements that allow you to dial in your experience even further.   October will be the last month for Lechoncito in its current form, frankly, it just doesn't sell well in Ballard so onto something else.  I'll be doing more one-off themes for Lechoncito moving forward in November. 

Dinner Service

As you can tell from our event list the focus with dinner is to have more unique nights and go more towards tickets only.  After mid-October, all of our dinners in Ballard will be available by ticket only.  It's how I've always done things and I was able to do it successfully so why change it to open for walk-ins for dinner?  No mas. Tickets is the only way to go.  We have a couple more weeks left for dinner service so book it before I add more themed ticketed nights! (click)

Brunch Tasting Menus with me on Sunday's in Ballard - 

It's a 7 course tasting menu that I will be preparing out our counter in Ballard on Sunday's.  You should check it out and book it now (click)   These are $40 per person and are pretty rad.  THIS SUNDAY IS OUR LAST SUNDAY FOR THIS! 

Hawai'i Brunch OCTOBER!

Hawaiian Brunch Starts in October and the 7 course brunch tasting menu goes away on Sunday!  Book Hawaiian brunch here (click)

 Event TitleDayDateTimeLink     Cooking Class: Puerto Rican Food with Chef EricWednesday9/266:00 PMClick  SOLD OUT!DiVe - XBOX One: Madden 2019 Head to HeadWednesday9/268:00 PMClickTrophy Wine Dinner: A Night with Stephen BitterolfTuesday10/26:00 PMClickCooking Class: Fish Cookery with Chef EricWednesday10/36:00 PMClickDiVe - Oyster HourThursday10/45:30 PMClickBeefsteak NightFriday10/56:30 PMClickCooking Class: Vegetable Cookery with Chef EricWednesday10/106:00 PMClickDiVe - Mystery Movie NightWednesday10/108:00 PMClickDiVe - Spaghetti NightThursday10/118:00 PMClickCajun NightSunday10/146:00 PMClickCooking Class: Soup Class with Chef EricWednesday10/176:00 PMClickDiVe - Bingo NightWednesday10/178:00 PMClickDiVe - Oyster HourThursday10/185:30 PMClickHot PotSunday10/216:00 PMClickCooking Class: Braising with Chef EricWednesday10/246:00 PMClickDiVe - The Richard & The RicardoWednesday10/248:00 PMClickDuck DynastyThursday10/256:30 PMClickSILVA - Land & SeaSunday10/286:00 PMClickFajita NightThursday11/16:30 PMClickThe Olive GardenSunday11/46:30 PMClickCooking Class: Thanksgiving Tune-UpWednesday11/76:00 PMClickDiVe - Bingo NightWednesday11/78:00 PMClickFocus Menu: Gluten FreeThursday11/86:30 PMClickLechoncito Salsa Night!Friday11/97:00 PMClickBreakfast for DinnerSunday11/116:00 PMClickDiVe - Mystery Movie NightWednesday11/148:00 PMClickSpicy Food NightThursday11/156:30 PMClickVegas Style BuffetSunday11/186:00 PMClickThanksgiving TurkeysThursday11/22(pick-up ahead of time) DiVe - Lechoncito: Night Moves EditionWednesday11/288:00 PMClickDiVe - Taco NightThursday11/298:00 PMClickYou Can't Eat Mt. Rainier - Seattle in the 1950'sSaturday12/16:30 PMClickGame DinnerSunday12/26:00 PMClickCooking Class: Holiday Food with a TwistWednesday12/56:00 PMClickTapasThursday12/67:00 PMClickPick A Card, Any CardFriday12/77:00 PMClickBeefsteak NightSaturday12/86:30 PMClickWinter WonderlandSunday12/96:00 PMClickDessert NightWednesday12/127:00 PMClickFocus Menu: SeafoodThursday12/136:30 PMClick80's Dance NightFriday12/147:00 PMClickPuerto Rican ChristmasSaturday12/156:30 PMClickOngoing EventsDaysDatesTimeLinkaddo:incubator Dinner ServiceWednesday - Saturdayindefinite6:00 PM - 9:00 PMClickaddo:incubator:counter with Chef EricFridays9/7 - 11/306:00 PM & 8:00 PMClickaddo:incubator BRUNCH!Saturday - Sundayindefinite9:00 AM - 4:00 PMClickLechoncito 2.0 by Chef EricWednesday, Saturday, Sunday9/1 - 11/285:30 PM & 7:00 PMClickThemed Sunday Brunch - Hawai'iSundays10/7 - 10/2812:00 PM & 1:45 PMClick
As a reminder, service charge has been eliminated in Ballard since day one so when you click on a price just know that it already has that factored into the price.  

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DIS (click)

Dis is a new incubator by chefs Dave Valencia, Bri Valencia, and Kieran McMeekan.  Only two more nights left of this incubator. 10/1 and 10/15. More from chef Dave about this concept -

"The concept is called DIS. It’s the word push in Latin. The cuisine is pnw meets Mexico. I am Mexican American from Tucson, AZ. I moved  to Seattle a little over a year ago in hopes to push myself food wise. I am currently the chef at Brimmer and Heeltap and the food is a hit. I overhauled the menu taking it from far east to far south. It has been a hit with the returning customers. I want to take it further and more adventurous. That’s where addo comes in. 

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve will be a 7 course tasting menu of luxury ingredients.    There will be two seatings and they will be off-site in the Seattle region, the exact address will be shared two weeks prior to NYE.  

Here is the breakdown:

Early Seating - 7 course tasting Menu, $225 per person (plus 20% service charge and tax). Beverage Pairing at $105 and n/a beverage pairing at $55.   8 tickets maximum.  This will run from 6pm-8pm. 

Countdown Seating - Cocktail party with bites, plus 7 course tasting menu, and late-night snack time, $650 per person (plus 20% service charge and tax). This includes beverage with additional beverage supplements available.   10 tickets maximum. This will run from 9:30pm-whenever.  Couples can choose to stay the night, as a supplement, and you'll get breakfast in the morning by me before checking out at 11am. 

You can request to book this now by emailing me directly and I'll send you a custom link to purchase via my website.  Next week I will open it to the public on my site.  Rad idea, find 7 more friends and book the whole thing to yourself on the early or the countdown.   Even radder, book all 18 seats and take over the whole night. 

Speaking of 2019.....


I'm taking the Silva menu on the road to different areas in Washington in 2019.  The menus will depend on the location 

The trip itself is designed to have a chill feel so sit back, relax, and let us take care of you the entire way.   Pricing will be $1750 per person for the entire weekend that includes accommodations, food, and beverages.  There will be a maximum of 6-8 people per place we will stay at so tickets will be limited.  Get some friends and book the whole thing! 

Here's how it works -

Friday arrival:  small bites, drinks, welcoming time
Saturday morning: brunch 
Saturday afternoon: light snacks
Saturday evening: nice long tasting menu
Saturday night cap:  snacks and drinks
Sunday morning:  breakfast and go home! 

- Leavenworth (1/26-1/28)
- Anderson Island (2/22-2/24)
- Bellingham (4/19-4/21)
- Long Beach (5/10-5/12)
- Walla Walla (6/21-6/23)
- Spokane (7/26-7/28)

A $250 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot and the rest of the payment will be due 30 days prior to the event.  Hold your spot now! 

For more information and to book click on this link (click)

A new long tasting menu

A new flagship menu is in the works.   off____menu will be a new menu that looks at classic recipes and burns them to the ground with an evolved flair.  It will be a 15-20 course menu that will happen on Saturday's starting at the end of January.  


Eric Rivera